Associate of Applied Science

Conservation Law Enforcement Technology


Conservation Law Enforcement Technology is a two-year program of study that prepares the graduate for entry-level employment as a Conservation Law Enforcement Officer (game warden) in the state of Mississippi. The program blends technical courses in forestry and academic courses in criminal justice with other academic courses, including the core. The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the program.



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Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350
Conservation Law Enforcement

The Conservation Law Enforcement program here at Holmes Community College was the only choice for me. I knew through this program, I would be able to successfully pursue all my dreams and endeavors in this professional field.

Colton Toler, Grenada

Course Descriptions

AGT 1714 - Applied Soil Conservation and Use
This course is designed to introduce the student to the general principles of soil management, as it relates to forest growth. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CJT 1313 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course contains the history, development, and philosophy of law enforcement in a democratic society, introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice; career orientation. Three lectures. Three hours credit. 

CJT 1383 - Criminology
This course includes the study and practice of the nature and significance of criminal behavior. It also explores the theories, statistics, trends, and programs concerning criminal behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2333 - Criminal Investigation I
This course includes fundamentals, search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, finger printing, photography, sources of information, interviews and interrogation. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CJT 2513 - Juvenile Justice
This course identifies the role of police in juvenile delinquency and control. It covers organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies as well as processing, detention, and disposition of cases. Statutes and court procedures applied to juveniles will also be covered in this course. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

FOT 1114 - Forest Measurements I
A classroom and field study of the basic principles and skills required for timber measurements. Direct and indirect systems of measurement and volume computation, forest type mapping, and graphic reporting are studied and practiced including an examination of current techniques of forest and timber inventory, stratification of volume tables and their use. Required are formal cruise reports, preparation of a cruise map, and the application of basic statistical knowledge to timber measurements. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 1314 - Forest Protection
A comprehensive course designed to give the student knowledge in identifying forest insects, diseases, and methods and techniques in con- trolling these. Also covers preventing and controlling forest fire. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 1714 - Applied Dendrology
An elementary study of trees; the habitats and principle botanical features, forms, functions, and ecological relationships. The major commercially important forest trees of the region are examined in class and through extensive field and laboratory studies. Scientific classification of plants and identification of local flora are emphasized. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 2124 - Forest Surveying
A course to provide land surveying skills required in the forest industry. Includes instruction in interpreting legal descriptions, deeds, maps, and aerial photographs, and demonstration of equipment use and surveying practices. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 2214 - Applications of GIS/GPS in Forestry
This course includes using remote sensing, interpretation, and application of aerial photos and other remote sensing images in forestry. This course also included the global positioning system and other remote sensing devices used in forestry. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 2614 - Silviculture I
A comprehensive course dealing with environmental and physiological factors and their influences on forest growth. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 2624 - Silviculture II
A continuation of Silviculture I. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

FOT 292(1-6) - Internship for Specialization
A continuation of FOT 2914. One to six weeks. One to six hours credit.

FOT 2944 - Special Problem in Conservation Law
A comprehensive course dealing with management techniques and tools for wildlife populations and habitats. Eight hours laboratory. Four hours credit.